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April 04, 2016

Supreme Court Rules That Ineligible Voters, Including Illegal Aliens, Must Be Counted In Drawing a Congressional District's Lines

Should congressional districts have equal numbers of people, or equal numbers of eligible voters?

Seems to me like it should be the latter -- after all, the whole point of a congressional district is to draw a chunk of land in which voters will all vote together to elect a Congressman.

But our wise masters of the Supreme Court say that illegal aliens must be included in congressional district's numerical strength.

This gives actual voters in districts with more ineligible inhabitants more actual voting power than voters where most residents are eligible, because in the former case, each eligible voter casts a vote for, say, 1.4 people, whereas in districts where there are fewer ineligible voters, each eligible voter casts a vote for, say, 1.1 people.

The holding was unanimous.

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posted by Ace at 02:13 PM

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